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Monday, February 10, 2014

Truth or Dare (2013) Film Review

Truth or Dare (2013)
Director: Jessica Cameron
Writers: Jessica Cameron and Jonathan Scott Higgins
Starring: Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Van Vliet, and Jesse Wilson.

A Small Town Girl Productions

Special Thanks to Jessica Cameron for allowing Scary Business Entertainment to screen such a phenomenal film.


Plot:
It’s not just a game anymore… After a group of young adults release a fake “Russian Roulette” viral video that hits it big, their fans ask for more. In their second “fake” viral video, things go wrong when their #1 fan decides to make his own rules.

This movie cultivates some of the greatest death scenes in recent memory. The movie tests your stomach with some of the most gut-wrenching gore imaginable (This comes from the guy that loved “August Underground Mordum” and other gore fests). Although not all the actors in this movie are household names, I have a feeling that many of them will be hitting it big after this film. Jessica Cameron is a true “Scream Queen” in every sense, and her character evolves as the “game” goes on. Heather Dorff and Devanny Pinn are talented and beautiful actresses and give a hell of a performance. Shelby, Brandon, and Jesse give great support in this twisted feature, but I think the real star was the “Mansonesque” of Ryan Kiser. Ryan’s character of Derek is a twisted, fame obsessed fan that gives what could be, villain of the year. 

Notes:
-This movie should be sold in every outlet imaginable. This is a true gem for horror and gore lovers!
-This film has a lot of twisted and dark scenes including the subjects of incest, hermaphrodites, rape, child abuse, abortions, and many more that may be unsuitable for some viewers. Most of these are just back stories in the film, but may bother some viewers.
-The death scenes are amazing in this film, and Jessica Cameron and Jonathan Scott Higgins' vision tests the capacity of the viewer.

Overall: 5.5 out of 6 Skulls
“One of the most disturbing yet enjoyable horror films I have seen in years. This is a “must own”, not just a “must watch” film.”  –D. Mack

You may pre-order “Truth or Dare” from the Truth or Dare website:
http://truthordarethemovie.com/contribute/

This will be featured in Horror and Metal Magazine February Issue. January Issue out now! 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/200375445/Scary-Business-Entertainment-Horror-and-Metal-Magazine-Issue-2

Monday, February 3, 2014

13/13/13 Review

13/13/13 (2013)

Director: James Cullen Bressack

Writers: James Cullen Bressack 

Starring:
Trae Ireland- Breakin' All the Rules, About Last Night
Jody Barton- Hate Crime, To Jennifer
Erin Coker- Shark Week 
Ian Roberts- Hate Crime, Superman Returns
Greg Depetro- Hate Crime
Tiffany Martinez- Future Scream Queen!

Plot: ON THAT DAY... WE ARE DEMON
First of all I want to admit that this movie will go down in history with some of my other Cult Favorites: Leprechaun in the Hood 1 & 2 and Broken Lizard's Club Dread. I read a ton of reviews for 13/13/13 prior to watching the film. I wasn't expecting much from it. I soon learned after starting the film that viewers apparently didn't get the twisted humor of James Cullen Bressack. The film is about the effect of changing leap year had on the Mayan Calendar. Because of years of leap year, today is 13/13/13. Soon the weak and young start to take on demon personalities that eventually affect everyone, unless you are born on, you guessed it, leap year. The movie has some excellent death scenes, some excellent comedy from Jody Barton and J. Scott, and a cameo from Jessica Cameron. 

Is the movie perfect? No, far from it. This movie wasn't made to win any awards, but wanted to tell a twisted but dark story for true horror fans. 

Notes:
  • I think Jody Barton is extremely underrated as an actor. His performance in 13/13/13, To Jennifer, and Hate Crime should put him on everyone's radar. 
  • Ian Roberts once again plays a psychopath like no other. His Herculean build and devilish attitude is perfect for this film. 
  • Trae Ireland and Erin Coker make a great team throughout the film.
  • Tiffany Martinez is a new face, but has a great performance!
  • The only disappointment was the cover of the DVD and Netflix. The film doesn't have demons coming out of people, nor is there that many crazy kids. 
Overall: 4.75 out of 6 Skulls 
"A True Cult Treasure!"- D. Mack